The United Kingdom (UK) is gradually introducing a new Border Target Operating Model (TOM) from 31 January 2024, with additional customs rules for the import of goods. The focus in this TOM is on the closer control of incoming veterinary and phytosanitary cargo.
Note! All other exporters to the UK also have to deal with the TOM. The mandatory submission of an Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) prior to transport is part of the TOM.
Training sessions per sector
The UK government organises monthly sector-specific online training sessions to prepare companies for the new veterinary and phytosanitary (SPS) import controls (certification and border controls) within the new Border Target Operating Model (TOM).
31 January 2024
For a large group of animal products, plants and plant products from a medium risk onwards, a phytosanitary or veterinary certificate is required for imports into the UK.
30 April 2024
The UK opens Border Control Posts to inspect incoming animal products, plants and plant products from a medium risk from the EU.
31 October 2024
All exporters from the EU are required to submit a safety declaration (ENS) prior to transport to the UK.
New to transport to and from the UK
The Dutch Brexit solution?
Since the introduction of Brexit in 2021, you are required to complete 5 simple steps to ensure smooth transport through the Dutch ports. This applies to both inbound and outbound cargo.
All ferry and shortsea terminals make this chain-wide Get Ready for Brexit approach mandatory. Only correctly pre-notified cargo can enter and leave the terminal. From importer, exporter and forwarder to carrier and driver: everyone has a task to perform for Get Ready for Brexit. Together, we ensure that every transport to and from the United Kingdom always runs smoothly.